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Lara H
12-03-2001, 04:52 PM
Wow.... it's already December 3!! only 21 more shopping days to take advantage of... 6 if you are celebrating Hannukah (I don't know when the big days are in any other of the religions sorry.)

I figured we might as well start a new thread for the month.

I had the stomach flu on Friday and Saturday, but thankfully didn't have a fever to go with it. The baby didn't seem happy with my vomitting though and was very still. Needless to say I was VERY happy to have her do her evening callistenics on Saturday night.

Tamara: Glad to hear everything is going well for you. I can relate about the headaches, although since my Dr told me to add more protein and cut back a bit on carbs I haven't had so many. Your ultrasound sounds similar to mine... The baby had "her" legs crossed almost the entire time. We only got one picture from it... a profile, but we do have the video. I agree... in some ways 15 weeks sounds so long, and in others it seems so close!

Ann: How are things going in your neck of the woods? everyone in your family recouperating? I have a regular Dr's appt today to find out if I have a sinus infection or something.

RoadRunner and Trish O: Are you two still out there? I know trish is in the final weeks of her pregnancy, but remember, we want to hear from you both!

{{hugs}}
Lara

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Alex's Mom
12-04-2001, 11:13 AM
Lara, thanks for starting a new thread!!! I feel for you having the stomach flu having been there myself. I think the worse part was having to force liquids down. Blah!!!

We're doing fine here. I just hit 32 weeks. I can't believe just 8 wks to go. I do get worried as I had my DD at 34 wks, but things are much different this time, so I'm not anticipating an early delivery like that. But, the babys room isn't even close to being complete so I better get my butt in gear! I've had a cold for the last few days, which is wearing me out. But I'm feeling a bit better today. I haven't exercised since Sat, so I'm really missing it. I'm feeling kinda bloated the last few days. But no major complaints. I did step on the scale this morning and I up in weight again. For a total of 24 lbs. YIKES! According to my book I should be 22-28lbs. Not too bad I guess, but I wonder what I'll end up at.

Ann
EDD 1/27/02

Trish O
12-04-2001, 01:17 PM
Hello all. I am still here and at 36 weeks. Boy, am I ready any time.

Ann: I think you are doing great on weight. I have gained 50 pounds. The last few weeks (maybe 4-5) I have not gained that much at all, but early on I put on a ton being on bed rest for over a month.

Oh well, nothing I can do about it now (and Dr. has never been concerned with it) so I guess I will just get back to WW right away with the breast feeding program and lose it!

Lara: sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Knock on wood, I have not had any major illness while pg. Only one cold that did not last long.

Anyway, just to say hello. I am off ot lunch.

Trish


Lara H
12-04-2001, 04:53 PM
Hey everyone :)

Well I went to my GP yesterday and yes I do have a sinus infection. So I am now on Z-pack. It was the lesser of two evils (that or Eurethromyacin which even when I'm not pregnant gives me major nausea). the Z-pack is usually ok for my stomach, but yesterday it gave me nausea and indigestion, I haven't taken it yet today. According to the scale at her office I'm only up 9# since the end of August when she first confirmed the Pregnancy.

Ann: Glad you haven't had the complications you had with Alex with this pregnancy. I will keep thinking good thoughts for you going to full term with this one. You are a braver woman than I getting on the scale when you feel bloated. The only time I do that is if I can't avoid it (i.e.: Tops meeting or Dr's appt.)

Trish: It's good to hear from you again. It's always good to have a plan, and no, I wouldn't worry about something you can't change. Just go on from here and enjoy the last few weeks of your pregnancy (if that's possible :lol: I can't imagine finding a comfortable position to sleep in in another 3-4 months...). Getting back onto WW with the nursing program sounds like a good idea. I didn't know that they had one.

I hope everyone else is well, and not in too much of a rush during this busy shopping season. I am off to send a few presents and to try and buy a few as well as to stop in at the jewelers... DH is buying me a gold chain to wear my wedding ring on as the pregnancy progresses as there are already days I have to remove it and I can see a time when I won't be able to get it on at all. He is so sweet, when I told him that's what I wanted he gave me some websites to look at to choose a style. He'd already been thinking of that for a gift for me. This is the man who gave me a crock pot and Lego for Christmas the first one we were together. :lol: I do love him to bits...

Lara
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Trish O
12-07-2001, 05:27 PM
Oh, I think I posted on the Nov thread. boy, PG brain. Hope all is well with everyone.

Trish

Lara H
12-10-2001, 10:16 AM
We got our Tree yesterday... and it's pretty much decorated! And hubby and sfil got the lights up. Our home now looks like Christmas. I couldn't figure out why I kept having to sit down and was feeling so tired during the whole process of decorating the tree and mantle until I was putting some of the packing away and uncovered the clock to see that it was almost 11... 2 hours later than I usually go to bed and I'd been on my feet for most of the day.

I have to say I'm glad I wasn't feeling old this weekend as I got mail addressed to me from AARP! I mean I know I'm no spring chicken having this first baby (I'll be 31 before my little angel arrives) but I'm not reaching retirement age yet! :lol:

Well I'm off to work, I hope everyone is doing well.

Lara
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Trish O
12-10-2001, 04:44 PM
I am 31 too (well, I was 30 when I got pg). Anyway, off to the dr. Only a few more weeks for me and I am really ready...I think!?!?!

Trish
EDD 1/1/02

Lara H
12-10-2001, 08:35 PM
Trish: Let us know what the Dr says... you must be getting really excited...

Ann is due in January too...

I'm slowly getting my house to Baby Readiness, although we haven't even begun to buy baby furniture yet... I am getting to the point where I see how that will be possible in the not too distant future... like another month or so maybe? Of course we may never be able to use the garage for our cars again... :lol:

Lara
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Alex's Mom
12-11-2001, 10:01 AM
I'm not ignoring everyone...I was waiting till my dr appt tomorrow so I'll have something intersting to chat about.

Trish - You must be getting so excited and nervous now. That is very normal. Your still a youngin' to me, I just turned 35 a few weeks ago. So my OB has me classified as 'Advanced Maternal Age'--isn't that flattering?

Lara - We each time we had to buy baby furniture we started about 8 wks before the due date. Keep in mind sometimes thing have to ordered and that can take anywhere from 4-6 wks. Also, you never know if you'll go early or late. When I had Alex I was early and we had part of our furniture in. My hubs ended calling the store and begging for the bassinet to be delivered before I got home. It was just about the day before. Forget about fitting cars in your garage, you'll never be able to walk through a room in your house without manuvering around all the baby gear.

I'm getting real hormonal these days. Crying way too easy. I'll let you know how my dr appt goes tomorrow.

Ann
EDD 1/27/02

Trish O
12-11-2001, 10:57 AM
Dr. appt went well. I am 50% effaced (sp) and 1 cm dilated. I know, people can be like that for weeks, but it sounded cool to us. I go next week (38 weeks) for a sono to see how big the baby is (maybe really big...as I am measuring almost 38 cm at almost 37 weeks today) and all else. The dr. said if I have not done anything soon he would induce the week after Christmas and before New Years. My due date is New Years Day, so that is good and fine. I would like to go into labor this week however. That would be so nice...but I guess I have little say on this.

Baby does not seem to be moving much yesterday and today so far. I know he is bigger and harder for him to move etc...but I am going to keep close watch on it and call OB if I get nervous. He said that was fine so I won't feel too stupid. We had someone at work lose a baby at 39 weeks, so I really want to be careful about any internal signs.

Anyway, all going well.

Ann: good luck at the dr. Your age does not sound at all advanced to me...

lara: We bought most baby furnature stuff in October. I still need a matress for the crib (hubby parents are buying it and I don't have it yet. I am getting nervous.)

Anyway, talk with you later.

Trish

Alex's Mom
12-12-2001, 04:44 PM
Well my appt went ok today. Could have been a bit better. They found some protein/sugar in my urine and said if there is any detected at the next visit (12/26), they will be monitoring me closely for the remainder of my pregnancy. Also, we discussed a bit on the u.s. that I had a several weeks ago. At my last visit my dr had mentioned the babys kidney was a bit enlarged. She asked me not to worry, but told me a few possibilities as to why it was enlarged--one which is that the baby just didn't void during the u.s. So I'll try to worry. The last thing we discussed that the next 3 wks for me are critical. Just about now is when I delivered my DD, so if history repeats itself, something could happen soon, but probably not. I'm measuring at 34 wks, and I've gained 24 lbs. She took one look at me and told me I needed more rest. Also, I got the water lecture again. So drink up ladies!

Ann
EDD 1/27/02

Trish O
12-13-2001, 12:53 PM
Ann: Glad your dr is so on top of everything. That always makes me feel better. With the protein in teh urine, is that a possible sign of toximia? There are so many people who get that around me. Most go on bed rest and are just fine. Get some rest and drink your water! I am sure the kidney thing is nothing. Don't worry.

I have not been that on top of the water the last few days, but I am gong to get it all in and then some today. I know that is best. I have also been starved this last week. I am trying very hard to not eat too much. I don't want the baby to gain too much weight now. I have gained 50lbs with this pregnancy (way more than I would have liked. You all have done so well with your weight gains. I am jealous). Anyway, I have not really gained any weight of two months or so...so that is good.

Lara: hope all is going well with you.

Trish

Lara H
12-13-2001, 06:19 PM
Hi all :)

Everything seems to be going well on my end... I am back to needing afternoon naps though. I missed mine yesterday and by 7pm was totally exhausted. I think at 6:30 I asked hubby if it was bed time yet. :lol:


Trish: Don't cut back too much, this is the time when the baby is supposed to be gaining. I was told to expect to gain at least a pound a week the last 8 weeks. and that is ON TOP of anything I gain before that...

Ann: It sounds like your dr is keeping an eye on things well for you. I always prefer it when my dr tells me what is going on and what might be causing it rather than have things sort of swept under the carpet. I'll keep good thoughts for both you and the baby.

Tamara and Roadrunner... I hope things are going well for both of you as well.

Lara
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icewoman
12-17-2001, 06:08 PM
Hello all,

I have been so busy shopping for christmas I have not had much time to post. I am doing good. Baby seems OK. I hope to not have to go in before christmas if at all possible. I have been having alot of pain in the groin. I think it could be a bladder infection but I am trying to just push the fluids. It seems a bit better today. I have not really gained much weight and I sure don't look pregnant. I hope that is a good sign that when the baby is born I will lose all the weight plus a little more.

Lara-- I can really relate to the naps in the afternoon but those are so little and far between when I can take one. My husband works nights and I work days so I have to stay awake with the kids.

Well must go and get ready to go home.

Take care all.

Lara H
12-17-2001, 07:28 PM
Tamara... it's good to hear from you! I'm sorry you aren't feeling so great. Try some cranberry juice and see it that helps... uti's and bladder infections are sometimes helped on their way faster if you drink it. I've not had much time lately for afternoon naps either, but that doesn't stop me from dreaming about them! :lol: Is there any way you could find even 15 minutes to just put your feet up at somepoint in the afternoon? I've been trying to do that even if I have to be doing something else, just elevating my feet seems to help a lot.

I've been having a lot of pressure kind of low down in my abdomen yesterday and today, but the baby is really active so I'm not sure if maybe it's just the position it is laying in. If it continues Tomorrow though I think I'll be stopping by my Dr's office. Probably just first time mum jitters, but this is not like anything I've felt before now.

Hope all is well with everyone else,

Lara
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Trish O
12-17-2001, 10:25 PM
Lara: I would call but it could be the way the baby is right now...plus I find I get more presure feeling if he is around my bladder. That will do it every time.

Icewoman: I forget when you edd is? Good job on not gaining too much weight. I had been tired too, but now I have a burst of energy! It is great!

Ann: how are you feeling?

Well, I am an official stay at homemaker now...as of today. I feel like I am on vacation. But I got a lot done today and hope to get into a schedule of some sort. Go to the dr on Thursday for a sono to see how big the baby is and when they will induce. Next week for sure if I don't deliver this week. YAH!

Trish
EDD 1/1/02

Lara H
12-17-2001, 11:10 PM
Trish.. that is so exciting! you will have your baby before the new year!!

And an official stay at home mom huh? That's great. I'm planning on going back to work a few months after the baby is born. Not exactly my ideal plan, but financially responsible. We will see what the future holds for us in that quarter, I will just be working mornings, and hubby will be off then anyhow so we won't have to pay a babysitter, and on the days that he can't watch the baby I might be able to take her/him to work in a carrier... we will have to see how it works out.

I've had a few more episodes of pressure while wrapping presents so I'm pretty definitely going to be stopping by the Drs tomorrow afternoon.

Lara
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Trish O
12-18-2001, 07:26 PM
Lara, let us know what the Dr says.

I have until Thurday until I go again. I have been going once a week for so long that this week and a half seems like a really long time. But all seems to be well.

RoadRunner
12-18-2001, 07:28 PM
Hello!!!Still here!!!I am at 11w5d and have survived the morning sickness..I have been having evening sickness rather bad but after 11 weeks that has eased..I had gained 2 lbs but then lost 4 lbs soo now I am 2 lbs down since being pg..I have been fighting strep throat for the last 20days so am now on the second round of antibiotics..I hate being on meds but the OB assures me it is ok......Glad everyone is doing well!!!!!
Vicki
EDD7/4/02

Lara H
12-18-2001, 08:56 PM
Well, I went to the Dr's to check this all out... I'm not at all efaced or dialated, and the baby's heartbeat was steady and easy to find. I'm measuring at 27 cm and am at 26 weeks 4 days so that is about right. She is pretty certain that the pressure is just the baby laying in an uncomfortable - for me - position, but didn't make me feel stupid for going in. She told me to call or go in if I had ANY questions as she is always happier to be able to give the good news that it's normal pregnancy twinges than to have to relay bad news because someone waited too long to check.

So I'm happy if rather uncomfortable. :D

Vicki: Glad to hear from you, and glad you are finally getting past the morning sickness. Mine was more prominent in the evenings and through the night too. Don't be a stranger ok?

Trish: Let us know how it goes at the Drs Thursday. We are all eager to hear when the big day is going to be!

Tamara: I hope you are feeling better.

Ann: How are things going with you? Is Alex getting excited about the baby? And Ashleigh too?


Hope Everyone is getting into the swing of the holidays and not feeling too overwhelmed...

Lara
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Alex's Mom
12-19-2001, 10:33 AM
It's been a rough week here. I'm not sure if your aware of that my 15 yr old stepdaughter lives with us. I can't get into details now as I'm pressed for time....but she can be challenging. This week has really tested my strength with coping. But we'll get through....

I've had some period-like cramping off and on for days now in my lower pelvic area and back. Also, some sharp pains in the groin area. I did put a call in the dr a few days ago and they said it could be baby moving into position, I could be lacking fluids (not again!), or signs of premature labor. She said that I had several signs of premature labor and didn't like what I was describing. So needless to say I've been drinking fluids like a fish, zero exercise for me, and have been trying to take it easy!!! My next appt isn't scheduled till next week, and if I'm still feeling crampy I'm going to stop in there today or tomorrow for a quickie visit. Yesterday I started sorting and washing the baby clothes I have and figured I better get some things clean pronto!!! I still have a couple more Christmas gifts to get. I hope I make it a few more weeks. I don't want to do the early route again....

Ann
EDD 1/27/02

Lara H
12-20-2001, 12:42 AM
Oh Ann... how scary. I sure hope you can make it through the next few weeks at least too! Please let us know what the dr says. Did you go in today? I'm a little surprised they didn't have you come in right away yesterday when you called. Hehe... that's why I dropped in on my OB's office even though the girl at the front told me I should have called first. When you are right there in their face it's a lot harder for them to put you off.

Try and take it easy, although I know that is easier for me to say than for you to do with Ashleigh with you and Alex still young.

{{hugs}}

Lara
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Lara H
12-20-2001, 11:49 PM
Trish... so what did the Dr say?? I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say we are all eager to hear the news :)

Ann.. how are you feeling today? I hope things are going better and you aren't still having the early labor symptoms. I'm praying you get at least another few weeks before the baby decides it's time for him to make his appearance.

Lara
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Trish O
12-20-2001, 11:52 PM
Hello all. Well, went to the dr. today. We had a sono and found out we are breach and the baby is about 71/2 pounds. Anyway, we are scheduled for a c-section next wed on teh 26th. So that is exciting. We have a date! Anyway, my pg is almost over. Only bad thing is that the dr said nt to go back to water class as he does not want my water to break by accident. Pooh, I love my water class and this will be a very sore week.

Anyway, hope all is well with you all.

Trish

Lara H
12-20-2001, 11:59 PM
Trish!! how exciting to have a date!! And your little one will be a late christmas present. Too bad about the verdict against the water classes I'm sure it felt wonderful to be so bouyant.

The nice thing about c-section babies is they don't have that squished look most babies have for the first few days from the trip down the birth canal. Do make sure you line up help for the first little while after the birth though as you will have a hard time getting up and down and lifting the baby. (I helped my sister after she had her c-section.)

Lara
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Trish O
12-21-2001, 10:41 AM
My mom is coming to stay...maybe forever, I don't know. Anyway, she will be here to help as will my mother-in-law. It is exciting to have a date. I really like my dr and am so thankful that we had some good advice about all our options. i feel good about this choice...I am just nervious that it is coming so soon (but so so so excited!).

Hope you are feeling well.

Trish

Alex's Mom
12-26-2001, 06:44 PM
Well I had my dr visit today. I had to see a different dr since mine was on vacation. I was up 5 lbs since my last visit just over 2 1/2 wks ago. He told me to relax as it probably wasn't a true indication of weight gain, hopefully just some post holiday bloating!!! There were still slight traces of protein/sugar in the urine, but once again since I indulged yesterday he wasn't concerned. I measured just fine--heartbeat was fine. He did do an internal as I've had cramping off and on still and that lovely preggo discharge has increased. As he put it I wasn't clamped tight, but I wasn't a fingertip either. Ok. So he told me to keep doing whatever I'm doing....

Ann
EDD 1/27/02

Lara H
12-27-2001, 11:36 AM
Ann: Glad to hear that everything seems to be ok. Don't you just love having strangers give you an internal? I really hope that I get my own doctor for my delivery... I've never been really comfortable with male drs.

Trish: Is this a good thing with your mom? The "maybe forever" didn't seem all that enthusiastic. I hope for your sake that however long she stays is beneficial to you and your family and not an added strain.


Well, I found out that the little boy I sent home from school on the 18th has rubella. I've got a call in to my dr to see if I should be concerned... I had rubella as an infant and have also had the mmr shot twice since then, most recently about 3 1/2 yrs ago for immigration as we couldn't find my original immunization records. So hopefully it won't cause me any problems. But it still is a bit of a concern.

I am slowly but surely getting my office ready for it's transformation into a nursery. It's happenning more slowly than I'd lke, but I hadn't realized how mucch "Stuff" I'd accumulated.

I hope everyone had a terrific Christmas.

Lara
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Lara H
12-28-2001, 01:10 PM
Well, it's the 28th... I sure hope that Trish and her little one are doing well. Her c-section was scheduled for Wednesday I believe. I'm sure she's not home yet though so I'm not really surprised that we haven't heard from her.

I finally got to speak to my Dr's office yesterday and since I've already had Ruebela I have nothing to worry aboout and as the baby is using my immune system there is nothing to worry about on that front either. I'm really annoyed with my school administrator though. She never called me to let me know... I had to find out from my Student Teacher who just happened to be the one to answer the phone when the message came in. She called the admin. and was told that they'd take care of it. Apparently they are planning to wait to tell people until school starts back on the 7th. Not a responsible choice in my opinion. Oh well, there is little I can do about it without jeopardizing my job so I'm not going to worry about it. If parents get angry I will refer them all to her.

Ann: How are things going with you? I hope that you aren't still having any cramping.

Tamara and Vicki: I hope things are going well for you both and that you had a wonderful Christmas.

Lara
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RoadRunner
12-29-2001, 09:54 AM
Hello...
Doing ok but a little concerned..They couldnt hear the heartbeat yesterday and did a sonagram and the doctor(on call)said she thought the baby was smaller than 13w4d that I am...I dont know if I should be concerned, scared or just happy I saw the little baby with the beating heart growing inside...I have been spotting on and off...just pink mucus stuff and nothing major but I just feel scared, helpless and blah...Weight wise, doing good at only 4 lbs gained the first trimester....
Hope everyone else is doing great, keep me in your prayers when I go on Wed for a vaginal ultrasound to date the baby and check him out better!!!!
Vicki
CONGRATS TRish!!!!!

Alex's Mom
12-29-2001, 11:12 AM
Vicki, I'll definately keep you in my prayers. Pregnancy can be such a frightening time--I know this from experience several times over.... You may have ovulated later in your cycle and perhaps your not as far along as you originally thought. Seeing the heartbeat is a great sign! Also, depending on where the baby is positioned locating that h/b can be tricky via doppler. I gained 4 lbs as well in my 1st trimester. That is a great start. From what I read...if you have a healthy gain/start usually your overall gain is within normal limits. Just keep up what your doing and let us know how it goes Weds.

Oh, I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before. A good pregnancy site for just about all stages is www.thelaboroflove.com Check it out.

Ann
EDD 1/27/02

Lara H
12-29-2001, 01:24 PM
Vicki: Of course you and your little one are in my prayers. It must have been very frightening for you when the dr couldn't find a heartbeat. I know when they first tried to find the heartbeat with me it took a long time. As long as they were able to find a good strong heartbeat with the ultrasound I don't think I would worry too much. The baby was probably just in a position not conducive to hearing the heartbeat.

About the baby being smaller than expected, like Ann said, if you used your last period to get a due date you may have been a bit off if you ovulated later than normal. For me, if I used my last cycle to figure out my due date I'd be at least a month further along. But then I wasn't ovulating on a regular basis anyhow...

Lara
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RoadRunner
12-30-2001, 12:58 PM
Good Morning!!!
I am "emotionally" better this morning.....I quit spotting all day yesterday after 11am and then only once this morning when I got up the first time to urinate...Never once did it get on a pad soo I think that is ok....I think when I hold this baby in my arms next July, I will totally relax!!!!!I am looking forward to him waking me up all night!!!!!:D
Vicki

Lara H
12-30-2001, 01:30 PM
Vicki: I'm glad that you have stopped spotting... but somehow I have the feeling that I probably will never totally relax when it comes to this baby... breathe a sigh of relief that at least one worrisome era is over, but there will always be things for us to worry about.

I don't mean that I'm going to be one of those mothers who are constantly fawning over their children or worrying that they might catch a cold, but there are big concerns and worries that are totally different once they are out of the womb. I'm not going to raise my child to be a worrier or paranoid or any of that, and I won't allow myself to be that way either, but I think that some of our worries will be just starting when our children are born.

Lara
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